Kansas Turnpike Authority http://kmuw.org en Senate Leaders Considering KDOT/KTA Merger http://kmuw.org/post/senate-leaders-considering-kdotkta-merger <p>A limited merger of the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation recently passed the House, but leaders in the Kansas Senate may be interested in something a bit more comprehensive. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:40:31 +0000 Stephen Koranda 14239 at http://kmuw.org House Advances Partial KDOT/KTA Merger http://kmuw.org/post/house-advances-partial-kdotkta-merger <p>The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a limited merger between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, which manages the 236-mile toll road. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:10:09 +0000 Stephen Koranda 13908 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Turnpike Rates To Increase Feb. 1 http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-turnpike-rates-increase-feb-1-0 <p>The Kansas Turnpike Authority announced Monday that cash rates for cars and light trucks will increase an average of 10 percent on February 1.</p><p>Rates for K-TAG users will increase an average of 5 percent.</p><p>Drivers of large commercial vehicles will pay about 5 percent more, whether they pay cash or use the electronic K-TAG.</p><p>The Turnpike Authority said in a news release Monday the increased revenue will pay for future capital needs, including deck replacements for some of the turnpike's 348 bridges.</p><p>No tax dollars are used to maintain the turnpike.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:24:01 +0000 Associated Press 8036 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Turnpike Rates To Increase Feb. 1